252 LETTERS FROM THE sand prisoners, but all be looked upon as void, undone, or as non avenu. Yet all was in such a fair way. Peccato! Charretie is recalled, and Senovert, or Gallois, a friend of Talleyrand's, will succeed him. I carry over £4,000 for the French prisoners, and, what will interest you more, des roses pomponnes, carnations, &c., safely packed. Perregaux was all kindness and friendship. I shall never forget the cordiality and regard of all the commissioners of the exchange, nay, of all their clerks. They crowded round me when I arrived at Paris from Fontainebleau, and again when I came away. The universal testimonies of esteem I met with were quite overpowering. Talaru was at Paris unknown to me, but was recognised and obliged to fly to Spain. I hope in a few days to be in London, where I shall first exclusively occupy myself in bringing my political business to an explanation and to an end; finish with the board; and then make the best of my way home, and there remain quiet till the peace enables us to make a definitive arrange- ment with regard to the West Indies, &c.